G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Noël Coward was the first star in England to sign for the project.
Mr. Fogg, why must you be so... so British?
Near the end of the movie just after they start cutting up the Henriette for firewood in the middle of the ocean, a long shot shows some type of structure, possibly a camera platform, to the rear of the ship, screen left, sitting in the water.
There are no opening credits. The film begins with 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' narrating a prologue showing the history of flight. Then, the actual story begins with no opening credits whatsoever.
The DVD version of the film adds nearly 12 minutes of previously deleted material. Most prominently, a 4-minute scene with Cantinflas out-riding a group of Sioux on horseback after falling off the train. In previous versions, the scene ended after his falling off. Also, the full intermission, entr'acte, and exit music segments are re-instated.
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